◼️It is the most representative tunnel in Kinmen.
◼️Some of the very few military yachts that still remain today are on display.
◼️Kinmen Tunnel Music Festival, an annual music event takes place here in autumn.
Follow the staircase down into the dim Zhaishan Tunnel, you will find yourself in awe of this splendorous architectural masterpiece. Originally built for military purposes, the depth of seawater at the end of Zhaishan Tunnel keeps it cool even during the summer.
The tunnel system consists of both a land route and waterways built over the course of five years. It can accommodate forty-two yachts and allows the waterway vessels to make U-turns. An undeniably challenging construction then, Zhaishan Tunnel is now praised as one of the most representative underground spectacles in Kinmen.
As visitors explore the tunnel, the flickering reflection of themselves on the seawater alongside the path can be observed as they are immersed in the momentum of such architectural magnificence. Outside of the tunnel, various landing crafts and anti-aircraft weapon systems are on display. Many tourists like to take pictures in honor of their service.
Six guided tours:
Opening Hours 08:30-17:00
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Union City, California
Well known Music tunnelBe far, the best, prettiest tunnel I have been in Kinmen. The water just like a mirror to perfectly reflect the above water scene. This tunnel was built to ship the goods and suppliers during the 823 War. In addition to the prettiest scenes, this tunnel, nowadays, is known for its tunnel music festival.
ImpressiveOf all the underground sights in Kinmen, Zaishan Tunnel was by far the most impressive. Built so that a carrier ship can enter and turn around while being hidden, it is the most unique tunnel system I have seen. Two of the carrier ships are on its grounds on display so you can tell how difficult it would’ve been to navigate it into what looks like a very narrow gate into the tunnels. You can walk parallel to the tunnels in its full length and also walk outside of it to the coast to view the seafront gates.
Hong Kong, China
Magnificent Military TunnelIt's a proof of the Chinese Civil War between Kuomintang and Chinese Communist Party in 1940s. Its construction was completed within a few years, without high-tech construction plant to do so back then, which is quite impressing. I could feel the atmosphere of the civil war back then. No admission fee is needed.
Soothing music as you walk to the sea in a damp tunnelThere is something very strange about hearing soothing music while contemplating why this tunnel was built in the first place. It was a way to get boats unloaded without people getting bombed. It is about 100 m walk to the end where you can peer out at the ocean. You can also walk outside to the ocean and peer back at the sluice gates which now block both tunnel entrances. Apparently they sometimes have concerts in the tunnels (?) as the acoustics are rather unworldly. And then when we were outside, we spotted a goat standing on top of the other tunnel. And it then ran up the hills.
Amazing what man can doYou have to go and have a look and when you have finished inside go and see it from the outside on the ocean to understand how they got the landing craft in there
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